Pro Golfer Phil Mickelson withdrew from the PGA tour in May when his wife, Amy, was diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent breast cancer surgery last week at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas. Now, we’ve learned that his mother, Mary Mickelson, has also been diagnosed with breast cancer and will undergo her breast cancer surgery at the same hospital on Friday.
Breast cancer is a cancer that forms in tissues of the breast, usually the ducts (tubes that carry milk tothe nipple) and lobules (glands that make milk). It occurs in both men and women, although male breast cancer is rare. It is estimated that there will be over 192,000 new cases, and over 40,000 deaths from breast cancer this year (2009).
Anatomy of the breast and the lymphatics of the breast
Warning signs of Breast Cancer include:
The current recommendations for breast cancer screening are:
Research has shown that BSE plays a small role in detecting breast cancer compared with self awareness. However, doing BSE is one way for women to know how their breasts normally feel and to notice any changes.
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